Thursday, November 20, 2014

Freeform Vine

Last night's beading class was about freeform wirework. I enjoyed this but I'm that kind of go-with-the-flow crafter. I think this came out a little too "branchy" but I think it still looks pretty good.

Remind me, in the future, when they tell you you can use small beads or chips, use the small beads. Stringing the chips on the necklace part was a huge pita. But they did match the agate slice the best. And they were cheap! Inexpensive, this was an inexpensive necklace to make. I didn't think it was going to be because the pendant was $6.95. I thought everything was going to go up from there, but that really was the main cost.

The first, or maybe second, time I took Beading Boot Camp, I made the most expensive piece in the class. Every week. The problem is that I love color so much, I am often unwilling to compromise on a good match. I don't know what's happened in the intervening years. Maybe my classmates just don't compare prices?

I hope the recipient likes it!

12 comments:

Margaret said...

Very pretty. I do love having a post a day on your blog. Thank you for finding interesting items to tell about.

Kaisievic said...

Very pretty indeed!

Linda said...

Beautiful necklace Nikki.

Linda

Pamela said...

Fabulous!

Monica said...

Wonderful job. How lucky to have classes in your area!

Margaret said...

It came out really pretty! You can open your own jewelry business soon.

Thoeria said...

What a lovely piece!!

diamondc said...

LOve freeform this necklace is beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving
Catherine

Marcy said...

Beautiful! The branching looks great to me.

Michele said...

love it!

Beth W said...

It's gorgeous! I love agate, so I applaud your good taste. :)
I once did a string of chips and then, after the week it took to make it, the wire snapped and they went everywhere. Argh! But you're right- they give an organic flow that works really well, and you can't get that with uniform beads.
Great job!

C in DC said...

That's gorgeous!